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20 October 2016

Ryan Murphy, this year's AIP Congressional fellow, and Rebecca Reesman, this year's AIP-ASA Congressional fellow

This year’s AIP and AIP-ASA congressional fellows, Ryan Murphy and Rebecca Reesman, have begun their work in the halls of Congress. Once they get to DC, the first step in this process is participation in AAAS’s two-week Science and Technology Policy Fellowships Orientation, which “provides information about the legislative and executive branches, helps define fellows' roles, and offers context and contacts that will be useful in fellowship assignments.” The AIP and AIP-ASA congressional fellowship programs are run under the umbrella of the AAAS fellowship program, enabling our fellows to be part of the incoming class of 300 fellows placed in all branches of the federal government. After orientation, all congressional fellows interview with various offices—personal and committee, House and Senate—and receive their placements. This year, Ryan Murphy is working in the office of Rep. Betty McCollum and Rebecca Reesman is working in the office of Rep. Derek Kilmer. We welcome them to DC and wish them the best for a rewarding fellowship year.

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